Friday, December 6, 2013

Merry Christmas, "Deer"!!


19 Days and Counting!  :)   In years past, I have tried to be making CHRISTmas cards all through the year, but this year I did not do well with that at all!!  So I decided to cheat... we are sending picture cards to most people and the cards I did make will go to a special few.  

 

This card was inspired by this one I saw on Pinterest.  Mine falls far short of that beauty, but I like it anyway.  I think mine is more on the masculine side.  Better ribbon and cord would help.  Next time!

I used Holiday Deer SVG Cuts from Doodle Pantry.  I just used the cut, but these SVG's work with Holly Stag and Merry Deer.  I just have a Cricut E so print and cut is too much work.  :/


The gold cardstock is from a 12x12 DCWV "Metallic" that I've had forever!  It is the same paper for the bottom panel and the deer but I guess the angle of the light on the card makes it look different.
I used up some scraps of ribbon and cord.  The sentiment is from My Craft Spot "Joy to the World" and is heat embossed with gold.  I tried something I read recently (can't remember where).  They suggested using the heat gun under the paper for a smoother "melting" of the embossing powder.  I don't heat emboss as much as I dry emboss, so I'm not sure it make a huge difference but it does look nice up close.

Challenges...
Cards for men 24 - anything goes
Digi Sketch Challenge - sketch and/or theme: Christmas
My Craft Spot Monday Challenge #120 - sparkle & shine
Paper Playtime #24 - anything goes
Bearly Mine #115 - Christmas sentiment
Clear It Out - anything goes
Terrific Tuesday - Tinsel time: use silver or gold

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

18 comments:

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is lovely, Debbie.

Marylee Azzopardi said...

Love the simplicity of this card =) Thank you for joining in with us at Digi Sketch Challenge. Good luck!
=)x

Lisa said...

So beautiful!! I love the deer!! Have a great weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Karen (karey2005) said...

Loooove the elegant simplicity! Thanks for linking up at Clear It Out Challenges! Karen N (DT)

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

I totally understand but I don't even have picture cards. Love the warmth and subtlety of your card. I've made 4 cards with this svg and love it!

Janis said...

Thank you for playing at Paper Playtime. Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
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Tanya/Nonna said...

What rich, elegant colors. Love the reindeer - this is just beautiful my friend!

Patti P. said...

Debbie, I think this wonderful. I have that same paper pack and love it used for the deer. I love the masculine feel as I have a few on my list and this would be the perfect card. Tfs...
hugs.....

Melissa Craig said...

I don't think this falls short of anything. It's stunning!!

I also think that whoever receives your beautiful cards is very lucky indeed.

My sister is sending me a Silhouette Portrait for Christmas and I can't wait to be able to use files such as these.

snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful...thanks for playing along with us at Paper Playtime!!

Frank said...

once i said this sentence before marriage to my wife
DEAR
so she was very angry with me and now we remember and laugh.

Christmas & Xmas gifts

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful Debbie, love the cardstock you used, it looks so sturdy and full of quality! Fab design!
hugs
Glenda

Asha said...

I've come to learn that simple is not only more convenient but it's usually more elegant. And this card proves it.
xxx

Scrappy Moms Stamps said...

So very pretty! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrappy Moms Stamps! :)

- Mel

Marlou McAlees said...

really beautiful, loving that gorgeous reindeer xx ♥

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

This is so pretty, Debbie! The reindeer looks so elegant and I love the colours you chose for your card!

Lola said...

Oh puleeeze! Yours doesn't fall short at all. That is a gorgeous cut and of course the classic colors are just perfect.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wow, this is absolutely stunning! Love how you tied the cord around the ribbon!

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